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Saturday, Sept. 30



Pollinator

Garden workshop

Brattleboro: from 10 a.m to 12 p.m., the Bonnyvale Environmental Education Center and Retreat Farm will host a family-friendly workshop on gardening for pollinators. The workshop will take place at Retreat Farm and will include instruction in garden design for native pollinators and activities for kids. The fee for the workshop is $15 adult/$5 child (age 2 - 13) and includes a native plant species list, starter seed package for a home garden, and a complimentary day pass to the Children's Farm and Forest. Registration is required. For information or to register visit BEEC.org, call (802) 257-5785, or e-mail patti@beec.org.

Pisgah Trail

Connector Hike

Keene, N.H.: The Horatio Colony Nature Preserve to host the Pisgah Trail Connecter Hike at 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Join nature preserve and Monadnock Conservancy staff for a hike to explore the wilds between the Horatio Colony Nature Preserve and Pisgah State Park. Meet at 10 a.m. at the Horatio Colony Preserve on Daniels Hill Road. Bring water and lunch and be prepared for moderately strenuous inclines, occasionally muddy trails, and lots of fun! This event is free and open to the public. However, advanced registration is required for this event. Call 603-283-2115 or email colonypreserve@antioch.edu for registration details.

Friends of Pisgah Picnic

Winchester, N.H.: Join the Friends of Pisgah from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. for the 30th annual Friends of Pisgah Picnic at the Visitors' Center, 520 Old Chesterfield Road. All are invited to share in the good times with members, families and guests. New members are encouraged to attend. Hamburgers, hot dogs and roasted corn-on-the-cob will be provided along with refreshments, plates and cups. Feel free to bring your favorite dish, salad or dessert to share. The Visitor Center and Barn Museum will be open. Check out the artifacts, scrapbooks and exhibits that highlight the history of Pisgah. The buildings were built by FOP members and many volunteers in the style of buildings once found in the Park.

Sunday

Blessing of the Animals

Wilmington: St. Mary's in the Mountains invites all to join in a fun and meaningful "Blessing of the Animals" service on Sunday. The congregation of St. Mary's invites all of its neighbors to join, and bring along their four-footed, two-footed, furred, finned, feathered, or other animal family members to the service. Participants are invited to bring their pets, a photo of a pet (whether alive or departed), or a stuffed animal that represents a loved animal, to be blessed during the service. Come join on Sunday, Oct. 1 at 10 a.m., at 13 E. Main St., to be part of a joyous celebration and remembrance of our animal friends and family.

Community Circle Dance

Brattleboro: , There will be a Community Circle Dance from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. at Aikido Studio, 11 Cottage St. Led by Bobbi Bailin. All dances taught. No partner needed. All welcome. Donations appreciated. Information: Parker Huber 802-257-9108, or Mary Ellen Cannon, 603-631-0768 or online at brattleborocircledance.org.

Help Save the

Hogback T-bars

Brattleboro: When the Hogback Ski Area went out of business, the T-bars were removed from the ski lift cables and stored in various places. Now that the ski area is part of the Hogback Mountain Conservation Area, we've decided to try to preserve these artifacts from the early days of skiing in New England. On Sunday, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., meet at the Grant Road entrance at 9, then take a short hike to where a cache of old T-bars is stored. Here will be a small-wheeled vehicle to help transport them out of the woods. A Hogback fan has offered secure storage space in the second story of his barn. Give a hand and enjoy a look into Hogback's skiing past. Don't know where the Grant Road entrance is? Find a map on hogbackvt.org. Directions: from Route 9 about a mile east of the gift shop at Hogback, turn south onto Butterfield Road. Grant Road will be the second road on the right, about a mile south of Route 9.

Viva la Voce

Guilford: Friends of Music at Guilford is presenting "Viva la Voce!" a program by three featured soloists from New Hampshire's Raylynmor Opera at 3 p.m., in the sanctuary of Guilford Community Church. Molly McCoy, Julie Olsson, and Tom Cochran will perform favorite arias from works by Puccini, Menotti, Verdi, Mozart, Berlioz, Wagner, and Humperdinck. Kenneth Olsson will accompany on piano. This handicap-accessible building is at 38 Church Dr. The suggested door donation is $15 per person, which includes a teatime dessert reception. For additional information, contact the FOMAG office at 802-254-3600 or by email at office@fomag.org. Visit online at www.fomag.org.

Monday

Retired Educators Meeting

Brattleboro: The next meeting of the Windham County Retired Educators will be on at Black Mountain Estates at 11:30 a.m. For more information, call Mary Laitres at 802-257-7053.

Wonder Woman screening

Dover: The Dover Free Library presents the feature film "Wonder Woman," starring Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, David Thewlis and Robin Wright. Showtime: 5:30pm. Runtime: 141 minutes. Rating: PG-13. This event is free and open to the public. Questions: 802-348-7488 or www.doverfreelibrary1913.org.

Tuesday

Walk for Amber Fundraiser

Brattleboro: A Walk for Amber Fundraiser will be held on Tuesday, from 5 to 8 p.m. and is hosted by Elliot Street Fish and Chips, 50 Elliot St. The Amber Bernier Scholarship fund is having a fundraising event hosted by the Elliot Street Fish and Chips restaurant. Dine in or take out and 50% of all sales goes directly to Amber's scholarship supporting our local young adults pursuing post secondary education and training. The Amber Bernier Scholarship was established in 2004 in memory of BUHS senior Amber Bernier. For more information about the scholarship and the scholarship committee, go to our website amberbernierscholarship.org or call Debbie Bernier-Sontag at 802-579-8043.

Wednesday

Financial Literacy classes

Chester: The Chester-Andover Family Center is sponsoring a series of free Financial Literacy classes. The first class is scheduled for from 6 to 7 p.m. in the Community Room of the Universalist Unitarian Church on North Street. Participants will learn to use a checking account, create a spending plan, and save money. Refreshments and handouts will be provided. Everyone is invited; registration is encouraged. Registration forms are available at the Family Center at 908 VT Route 103 South; Center hours are Thursday and Friday, 10 to 4 p.m. and Saturday, 10 to 3 p.m. Those interested can also register by calling Georgia at 802-875-6242.

Coffee with a Cop

Brattleboro: The program offers opportunity to meet local officers, and discuss community issues. All community members are invited to attend. The event will be from 8 to 10 a.m. at McDonalds at 1027 Putney Road. Contact Detective Ryan Washburn or Sergeant Adam Petlock with questions: 802-257-7950.

Thursday

Sawmill Tour

Vernon: From 5 to 7 p.m., Windham Regional Woodlands Association presents a tour hosted by Cersosimo Lumber Company at their facility. This sawmill operation produces hardwood lumber and White Pine lumber from local forests that reaches markets all over the globe. Dress appropriately for a short walk; closed-toed footwear is required. Our hosts will provide hearing protection and safety glasses. All participants must be at least 12 years old, and no pets are allowed on the tour. To attend, contact Eric Parenti at 802-254-4508, office, or 604-355-6980, cell, or by email at Eparenti@cersosimo.com by Sept. 29 so that Cersosimo will know how many guests to prepare for.

10 Hairy Legs

to perform

Marlboro: At 7:30 p.m. at the Serkin Dance Studio at Marlboro College there will be a performance by 10 Hairy Legs. The mission of 10 Hairy Legs is to advance the understanding of the male role in dance through the creation, acquisition, and performance of exceptional work. They provide a wide range of education programs for all ages, focusing on the many facets of maleness as expressed through dance. Join them for this repertory of diverse works.

First Thursday

Speaker Series

Chester: Chester Rotary is pleased to announce that for its First Thursday Speaker Series the speaker will be from the Women's Freedom Center. Serving Windham and Southern Windsor Counties, the Women's Freedom Center is the local organization working to end domestic and sexual violence. Some of the topics that will be covered during this presentation include: power and control dynamics, consent, teens and sexual assault, and how to support survivors. This presentation is open to the public and there is no charge to attend. From 5:15 to 6:30 p.m. on Thursday at the Fullerton Inn. For planning purposes, RSVP to chestervtrotary@gmail.com.

Friday

"To Their

Appointed End"

Guilford: There will be a showing at 7:30 p.m. of "To Their Appointed End," a premiere of short plays by Jean Stewart McLean. $10 general admission. Guilford Center Stage, upstairs at Broad Brook Grange, 3940 Guilford Center. Road.

Astronomy class

Brattleboro: Positive Geek will host a free class in astronomy, for all ages and skill levels, beginning at 6 p.m. The discussion will provide an overview of the science, as well as look at the history of our quest for knowledge, and our place in the universe. Events will be held at Positive Geek on Flat Street. More information and updated information is available at www.facebook.com/positivegeek or by calling 802-246-1150.

Current State

of Refugees

Brattleboro: At 7:30 p.m. at the Center Congregational Church, 193 Main St., Windham World Affairs Council and Centre Congregational Church will jointly sponsor a talk by Mr. Lloyd Dakin, UN High Commissioner for Refugees (Ret.), entitled "The Current State of Refugees and Forced Displacement in the World." The talk is free and open to the public. The talk will be preceded by a pasta supper at 6 pm sponsored as a fundraiser by the church. Suggested donation $10.

Fall Rummage sale

Jacksonville: The Jacksonville Community Church will be having their annual Fall rummage, tag & bake sale on Friday and Saturday from 9 to 3 at 96 VT Rte. 112. There will be four rooms of clothing and home goods, plus a huge indoor tag sale. Make sure to stop by the bake sale for some delicious goodies.

Saturday

Gulp and Gallop 5k

Dover: For the "athletic beer drinkers", come out for our 6th Annual Gulp and Gallop 5k Beer Run at 9 a.m. Gallopers will make four laps around the Main Base area and each time the participants finish a lap, they must drink a cup of their choice of either beer or water. Crazy outfits are encouraged! Details at mountsnow.com/events/calendar/gulp-and-gallop-5k.

Christmas under

the Tent sale

Chester: from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., the Chester Andover Family Center will hold a huge "Christmas Under the Tent" sale. Holiday items for decorating, entertaining and gift giving will be available. There will be toys, gifts, items for the holiday table, artificial trees, Christmas cards and decorations. Everything under the tent will be priced from $1 to $20.

There will be a Bake Sale. Also featured will be a raffle for a hand -made braided rug. For the children there is a face painting and reading area with free books. From 11:30 a.m to 1:30 p.m. a free hot dog lunch will be served to thank CAFC customers, volunteers and "Christmas Under the Tent" shoppers.

"To Their

Appointed End"

Guilford: A showing will take place at 7:30 p.m. of "To Their Appointed End," a premiere of short plays by Jean Stewart McLean. $10 general admission. Guilford Center Stage, upstairs at Broad Brook Grange, 3940 Guilford Center Road.

Hazardous Waste Collection

Londonderry: There will be a hazardous waste collection from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Flood Brook Union School. This is for the residents and businesses of the following towns only: Landgrove, Londonderry, Peru, Weston and Windham. Free for households, businesses must register and pay for disposal.

Firefighters Tag Sale

Grafton: The 36th annual Grafton Firefighters Tag Sale will be Saturday from 9 to 3 and Sunday from 9 to 1 at the firehouse located just East of Grafton Village on Rt. 121. This is a popular event for locals and visitors alike seeking bargains from the great variety of items available including furniture, linens, toys, tools, books, housewares, small appliances and many other items. People from the community have been working hard to sort and price items with the goal of generating funds to help support the volunteer fire department and look forward to another successful sale. Stop by and show your support too and remember that most items will be half price on Sunday.

Firefighters

for Fitness 5k

Brattleboro: The Brattleboro Fire Department Benefit Association is hosting the fourth annual Firefighters for Fitness 5k Trail run/walk. The race is at 10 a.m. at the ski jump at Harris Hill on Cedar St. The race is for all ages and fun for families. This year and last, proceeds were and will be donated to the Uniformed Services at the Brattleboro Retreat. After the race there will be a Firefighter Challenge for all to try.

Giant book sale

Whitingham: The Whitingham Free Public Library will be hosting its bi-annual book sale from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. There is a huge selection featuring fiction, nonfiction, large print, paperbacks, children's books, audio books and dvd's. The Library is accepting donations Oct 2 through the Oct. 6 during operating hours. Call the library for more information. 802-368-7506. Handicap accessible.

Yard, Rummage

and Bake Sale

Brattleboro: There will be a Yard, Rummage and Bake Sale at First Baptist Church, 190 Main St., with hours open from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. Featured are tables, chairs, resin chairs, odds and ends of furniture, contents of a nursery and children's toys, books, doll clothes, etc. Bakery table include baked beans, pies, breads, cookie assortment. Rummage tables include odds and ends of dishes, clothing, linens. For more information phone First Baptist Church 802-254-9566

Tour of Wildlife

Patch Cut

Halifax: From 2 to 3:30 p.m., Windham Regional Woodlands Association will present a second visit, hosted by landowners Lee and Diana Todd, to their patch cut. What does a site cleared with a forest mulcher (aka Brontosaurus) look like after three growing seasons? Come take a look at a patch cut that was cleared in the fall of 2014. The project's goal is to develop early successional habitat for wildlife. The patch is at the intersection of two roads, so it's very visible to the neighbors. The typical reaction after the work was done: "It looks like a bomb went off!" On this field trip, we will see how the patch has changed since the cut, the vegetation that is colonizing the site, and the wildlife that has returned. The patch cut is directly across the road from the house. We'll walk along the road a bit, then ramble through the flat, easy terrain of the patch itself, covering no more than about a half mile. Wear footwear suitable for uneven surfaces and bring insect and tick repellent. For more information, contact Diana Todd at diana.todd@comcast.net.

Evening hike

Westminster: After the recent September hot spell, a night hike will be both a refreshing and unique experience because even familiar features look different and more mysterious in the moonlight. Join Vanessa Stern, member of Bald Hill Conservation Committee and the Windmill Hill Pinnacle Association Board, for a nocturnal adventure on Saturday Oct. 7, 7 to 9 p.m. Meet at the Bald Hill kiosk on Covered Bridge Road. The Bald Hill Reserve links to the Bellows Falls Union High School Forest lands, and together they offer over seven miles of trails readily accessible to hikers. Registration is required. Contact Vanessa Stern at 802-463-4948 or at davidandvanessa@gmail.com to register, get information, or check on the weather. Bring clothing for potentially chilly weather.

44th Annual Harvest Arts & Crafts Show

Dover: Check out over 50 vendors with unique arts and crafts including local artisans, specialty food makers and more. Expect to see original works of art, handmade jewelry and furniture, and sample homemade fudge. Admission is free and the event is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Oct. 7-8 Details at mountsnow.com/events/calendar/44th-annual-harvest-arts--crafts-show.

20th Annual Mount Snow Oktoberfest

Dover: Join us for a celebration with plenty of beer, schnitzel, and Oom-pah music, alongside yard games, pumpkin painting, the famous "schnitzel toss" and more! Gates open at 11 a.m, Oct. 7-8. Details at mountsnow.com/events/calendar/20th-annual-mount-snow-oktoberfest.

Organs for Rehoming

Brattleboro: Sixteen more Estey organs have recently joined those available for rehoming at the Estey Organ Museum this fall. This is thanks to the Brattleboro Historical Society which has identified a group of surplus or non-museum-quality instruments in its holdings, needing new homes. Do-it-yourselfers and keyboard fans are invited to view these organs and more at the third and fourth re-homings of the year, at the Estey museum on Birge Street on Saturday, Oct. 7, from 2 to 4 p.m.

Fall Fest

Jamaica: Join along Main Street on Saturday, Oct. 7, from 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. for Fall Fest. Jamaica will celebrate fall with a community event featuring local producers and artists for the day. Fall Fest will feature live music, food vendors, artists, craftsmen and fun for the whole family. This event will benefit the Jamaica Community Arts Council. Later on in the day join North Country General from 6 to 9 p.m. for Oktoberfest with special guests: Zero Gravity Brewery and live music by Saints and Liars, a roadhouse string band. The Jamaica Community Arts Council will be featuring The Stockwell Brothers and The Bondville Boys from 7:30 to 10 p.m. at the Jamaica Town Hall. For vendor opportunities or event questions contact Kristi Lembke, 802-359-2533 or kristi.lembke@gmail.com.

14th Annual Empty Bowls Dinner

Brattleboro: Southern Vermont comes together to fight hunger locally. The 14th annual Empty Bowls Dinner will be held on Saturday, Oct. 7 at Landmark College. This event is the largest fundraiser of the year for Groundworks Collaborative's Food Shelf. The dinner has two seatings, one at 5 p.m. and one at 6:30 p.m. Each $25 ticket includes a simple meal of local homemade soup, bread, and cheese in a handmade bowl to keep. Guests will be able to choose from signature bowls made by many of the region's most talented potters. Over 15 local cafes and restaurants are donating homemade soups to the dinner. Live music will be performed by Jennie Reichman. One $25 ticket purchase can provide a month's worth of supplemental food for a family of five. Tickets can be purchased online at www.GroundworksVT.org or in-person by cash or check in Brattleboro at Everyone's Books and The Shoe Tree, as well as in Putney at the Putney Food Co-op.

Vigil of Lovingkindness

Brattleboro: Under a banner that reads "May All Beings Be Free Of Pain And Suffering, May All Beings Know Peace And Happiness." Post Oil Solutions is continuing its series of silent vigils of lovingkindness for the peaceful, socially just society we are all seeking. The Vigil of Lovingkindness will be held on Saturday, Oct. 7, 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., on the lawn in front of the Baptist Church (next to Brown & Roberts), Main Street. All are welcome to join for a few minutes or for the entire hour. People may stand, sit or kneel, as they see fit. Please bring a chair, cushion, mat, or whatever you are comfortable with. For more information, or if you wish to be part of a contact list that will inform people of future Lovingkind Vigils, forward name, e-mail address, and phone number to: bereal@vermontel.net or 802-869-2141.

Annual Newfane Heritage Festival

Newfane: Come and join in the fun at the 47th Annual Newfane Heritage Festival, on Saturday, Oct. 7 and Sunday, Oct. 8, on the Common. There will be over 90 Crafters, a chance for everyone to win at the Super Raffle, a Huge Flea Tent, plus lots of food, music and more.Proceeds to benefit the Newfane Church. For more information call 802-365-4079.

Creative Writing Group

Brattleboro: The Brattleboro Creative Writing Group will meet at Brooks Memorial Library, Meeting Room (Top level) on Saturday, Oct. 7, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Writers of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, others are encouraged to attend. Bring original work to read and discuss. Newcomers welcome.

"To Their Appointed End"

Guilford: There will be a showing on Sunday, Oct. 8, at 2 p.m. of "To Their Appointed End," a premiere of short plays by Jean Stewart McLean. $10 general admission. Guilford Center Stage, upstairs at Broad Brook Grange, 3940 Guilford Center Road.

Community Circle Dance

Brattleboro: On Sunday, Oct. 8, there will be a Community Circle Dance from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. at Aikido Studio, 11 Cottage St. Led by Anja Daniel and Jim Desmond. All dances taught. No partner needed. All welcome. Donations appreciated. Information: Parker Huber 802-257-9108, or Mary Ellen Cannon, 603-631-0768 or online at brattleborocircledance.org.

Contra Dance

Brattleboro: Come dance with us on Sunday, Oct. 8, 7 to 10 p.m., at 118 Elliot St. Dave Eisenstadter calling, with music by Autumn Rose Lester on fiddle and Jesse Ball on guitar. If new to contra dancing, come at 7 for an intro lesson. Newcomers welcome -- all dances taught and called. Adults $10-12, college students $8, youth $5. Come fragrance-free. For more info, visit brattcontra.org or call 518-561-2594.

Giant Craft Fair

Dummerston: On Sunday, Oct. 8, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., the Evening Star Grange will sponsor a giant Craft Fair in conjunction with the Dummerston Church's annual Apple Pie Festival. Almost 30 Crafters from the tri-state area will be selling their crafts, ranging from Alpaca wool products to jams, jellies, knitted, crocheted, and hand sewn items, plus much more eye-catching items. The Grange will sell hamburgers and hotdogs, corn chowder and beans at lunch time.

Cornet Band Fall Foliage Concert

Grafton: Grafton Cornet Band Foliage concert will be on Oct. 8 at 2:30 p.m. on the Library lawn, 204 Main St. (Rte 121), or Elementary School for rain. An informal, hour-long mix of familiar and upbeat music for the whole family in beautiful surroundings. Free, donations welcome. Bring chairs or a blanket and maybe a picnic. While in Grafton, visit the Firefighter's Tag Sale, galleries and museums. More information: www.graftonband.org.

Nature Day

Brattleboro: On Monday, Oct. 9, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. for children ages 5-11 at Bonnyvale Environmental Education Center bring the kids to explore, learn and play in the fields and forest of Heifer Hill, our adventures will be inspired by what is happening in the natural world. Information and registration.BEEC.org 802-257-5785. $45 / $35 BEEC members.

Osher Institute Lectures

Dummerston: A lecture on The Japanese Aesthetic, with Seth Harter of Marlboro College; and local authors (Charles Butterfield) will happen from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 to 3 p.m. on six successive Mondays, starting on Oct. 9, at the Southeast Vermont Learning Collaborative, 471 Route 5. Sponsored by the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, Brattleboro Chapter. Fee: $6 per lecture, or by membership. For more information please call Julie Lavorgna 802-365-7278 or e-mail julielavorgna@gmail.com.

Hogback Wildlife/Ski Workday

Marlboro: Join Hogback Wildlife for the second of four planned habitat workdays on Hogback this fall as part of our 10-year plan to reopen the five major ski slopes at Hogback, one every two years. If volunteers can wield loppers or haul brush, Hogback can use their help. Chain sawyers are particularly welcome. Meet at 9 a.m. on Monday, Oct 9 near the white distillery building on Route 9 near the 100-mile view. However, please don't park in that parking lot on this busy Columbus Day weekend. Use the big parking lot on the north side of the highway, where there is plenty of space. Bring a favorite tool or borrow one of Hogback's. We'll call it a day by noon. Questions? Email hmca@hogbackvt.org or check the website at hogbackvt.org.

Ham Radio presentation

Brattleboro: The West River Radio Club will provide a presentation on Ham Radios, including how to obtain operating licenses, at the Brattleboro Library on Wednesday, Oct. 11, at 7 pm. For more information contact Mary Peterson at vtdoves@gmail.com or phone 802-258-3921.

"Ovarian Psychos"

Bellows Falls: On Wednesday, Oct. 11 from 6:30 to 8 p.m., the Women's Freedom Center presents the documentary film "Ovarian Psychos" at the Rockingham Library. The Women's Freedom Center is the local nonprofit organization working to end domestic and sexual violence in Windham and Windsor Counties. They are a feminist organization committed to offering support and advocacy to all survivors of violence, as well as prevention and educational activities to help create a community in which violence is not tolerated. The Center's 24/7 Hotline number is 1-802-885-2050. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, go to rockinghamlibrary.org, call 802-463-4270 or stop by the Library at 65 Westminster St.

Senior Lunch

Chesterfield, N.H.: The Chesterfield Senior Lunch will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 11, at 12:30 p.m. in the Chesterfield town hall. A meatloaf dinner will be served. Suggested donation is $5.00. For reservations call Joanne at 363-8348. Flu shots will be given by the HCS nurses beginning at 11:30 a.m. Bring an insurance card.

Brattleboro Literary Festival

Brattleboro: The 2017 Brattleboro Literary Festival will take place Oct. 12-15. The Festival is a four-day celebration of those who read books, those who write books, and of the books themselves. Located downtown, the Festival includes readings, panel discussions, and special events, featuring emerging and established authors. All events are free and open to the public. Visit brattleboroliteraryfestival.org for more information and locations around town.

Being Mortal

Bellows Falls: On Oct. 12, from 4 to 6 p.m., the Brattleboro Area Hospice will host a community screening of the documentary "Being Mortal". After the screening, audience members can participate in a facilitated conversation about the film, including a focus on the importance of talking about and planning your healthcare wishes throughout one's lifespan. The event will take place at the Rockingham Free Public Library at 65 Westminster St. This event is free and open to the public.

Trout Unlimited Chapter meeting

Newfane: The Connecticut River Valley Chapter of Trout Unlimited will hold a chapter program and meeting on Oct. 12, 7 p.m. at the Union Hall. Peter Rude, a member of our chapter, will do a program on tenkara fly fishing. This is a unique form of fly fishing that originated in the mountain streams of Japan long ago. It is gaining popularity in the United States due to it's simplicity and the portability of the rods. There will be a general meeting as well including elections and attendees can purchase raffle tickets to win a high-end RL Winston fly rod or the book "Trout: An Illustrated History" by James Prosek.

Astronomy course

Brattleboro: On Friday, Oct. 13, at 6 p.m., an eight-week advanced course in astronomy will begin at the Positive Geek. Each week offers a look at a different aspect of astronomy, including amateur observations, our solar system, and the possibility of life on other worlds. Registration for these classes costs $15 on a drop-in basis, or $125 for all eight weeks. Students who preregister by October 6 pay $99, and financial aid is available. Events will be held at Positive Geek on Flat Street in Brattleboro. More information and updated information is available at www.facebook.com/positivegeek or by calling 802-246-1150.

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